Kuchanoor Saneeswara Temple

Saturn or Saneeswarar is the main deity worshipped in Kuchanur. In this temple Lord Sani is present in splendid isolation bereft of the other planets. Here he is known as Kuchanooran. The Temple is located at Kuchanoor near Chinnamanur of Theni District on the bank of main channel of River Surabhi. The Chief deity Seneeswaran is the main God and its Genesis was on it own and not created (Suyambu).

In all temples Saneeswaran in either of Navagrahah or he remain in separate sannithi. This is the only temple in India which is mean solely for Saneeswara Bhagawan situated at Kuchanoor, 20 Km south of Theni. In Kuchanoor Saneeswara Bhagawan is said to be a Suyambu.

In front of this temple the perennial river Surabi flows which carried the waters of Periyar river and Suruliyaru. Every year the festival is being celebrated during the Tamil month "Adi" on every Saturday of the week.